Insect Repelling Plants.  Nobody likes an office plant with a swarm of insects around it. This can be distracting to workers, as well as take away from the professional image of the business when you have visitors to the space. The good news is that there are specific types that can help with repelling insects in general. It all comes down to the scent. There are a few specific types that can make all the difference, along with bringing fresh air and a great smell into the office. The options listed here won’t overpower any room they’re in, and can be added alongside existing plants to spruce up the space as well. 

Rosemary ~ Insect Repelling Plant 

Rosemary is a shrub with fragrant, evergreen leaves that flower in a variety of different colours. This makes it a great choice for repelling insects, as well as adding a pop of colour into the room. Native to the Mediterranean, Rosemary is renowned for its strong, woodsy scent that discourages most types of flying insects from being in the space. Not only that, but it is said by some to have the ability to improve the concentration and focus of people with desks in the vicinity of it. Sounds like a double win to us. Just be careful not to overpower the space with too much of this special plant which repels insects. 

Lavender ~ Insect Repelling Plant   

Lavender might be synonymous with bathroom spray, but that’s not to say it can’t be useful in other rooms in the office too. With a strong, fresh scent that gets rid of moths, flies and mosquitos, Lavender is the perfect inset repelling plant to consider for strategic placement in a work setting. A genus of 47 known species of flowering plants in the mind family, it is native to Europe right through to the other continents. The plant is also considered to have relaxing qualities, which is useful in a high-stress environment like a busy office. 

Lemon Balm Plant ~ Insect Repelling Plant  

Known more formally as Melissa officinalis, lemon balm is a herbaceous insect repelling plant that has origins in the Mediterranean, Central Asia and beyond. It has been naturalised everywhere, meaning you won’t struggle to get your hands on it. With a mild lemon scent, it is a great plant to repell insects. In summer months, it flowers in small white blotches full of nectar. It only grows up to 1m tall, so you won’t have to worry about it hitting the ceiling. A calming herb if there ever was one, it ticks all the boxes, really. 

Best Insect Repelling Plants For Your Business

Geared with a few great ideas for repelling insects in the office, the Execuflora is here to help you get your hands on these and the other best indoor plants to repel insects. Whether you’re after a specific scent to refresh the office, or simply want to rejuvenate an otherwise dreary and boring space, we’ve got you covered no matter what your needs are. Speak to us today if you need any tips on the best way to go considering the specs of your space. Our wide selection of options can also be tailored to create a beautiful green wall and more. We look forward to helping you find the best fit through unparalleled customer service across all of South Africa. 

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